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The Gifts of Islam

31 August 2010, 4:08 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Opinion, Religion of Pieces.

I came across a rather interesting op-ed this afternoon. As I started reading, the thought crossed my mind, the author must be nuts. The further I got into the piece, the more I realize….this is sarcasm! Yeah…occasionally, I’m a little slow. Here’s just a smidge:

First of all, I found that the most important Islamic contribution to the world was the number zero. That’s right. Zero. Like in nothing, nada, gurnisht, kloom. But I did not give up there.

I did find that since Islam’s appearance 1400-years-ago and the ‘zero’ contribution of that time, there are other great Islamic achievements and inventions which greatly benefit the world. These are accomplishments for which we must thank Islam and thus not allow Islamophobia to take further root in our everyday life.

Where shall I begin? There are so many, I’d be remiss if I left any out. Therefore, I apologize profusely in advance if I inadvertently forget to mention an accomplishment or invention or achievement. I hope the Moslem world will forgive me.

Islam has given the world the beautiful scenes of beheadings. How breathtaking are those pictures of Islamists chanting and invoking the name of Allah while they cut the throats of captured and kidnapped newsmen, engineers and nuns! I just wonder why they always cover their faces? Don’t they want Allah to recognize them in the near future when they come for their reward?

Islam has also given us the great power of speech with which to set afire the human imagination. The fact that every pulpit from which an inspiring Moslem preaches, invokes the need to kill and destroy and to kill and annihilate and to kill some more is not a valid reason to fear Islam. Give Islam a break.

Just because children are taught to hate and to despise and to kill all those who reject Islam is a reason to spread Islamophobia throughout the world?

And if tens of thousands of innocent civilians have been murdered in the name of Islam’s Allah? And if the thirst for blood is infused into the veins of Moslem infants with their mother’s milk? Why are we so harsh to judge Moslem mothers who willingly and happily strap suicide belts to their children’s waists and cheerfully send them out to kill and murder unsuspecting innocents on buses, in shopping malls, restaurants and students in schools? Islamophobia. That’s the reason!

Ah yes.  The gifts of Islam.  Read the entire piece.

For the record……

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  1. Mark smith. 31 August 2010, 8:10 pm

    Shane on you for not knowing!!! They gave us the first stealth bomber(human bombers)..They gave us men the hope of 72 virgins when we get to heaven, but I’m not sure what is there for the women!

  2. olbroad. 31 August 2010, 8:50 pm

    Yeah yeah.  :P  Ever wonder what happens after they go through the virgins?  And without a body, what would they do with ‘em anyway?  :?

  3. Gary K.. 1 September 2010, 1:15 pm

    A ‘phobia’ is a fear with no rational basis.

    Your feelings about Islam are rational; therefore, those feelings and fears are not a ‘phobia’!!!

    A better phrase might be: “Anti-Islamic and proud of it!!!”  :)

  4. olbroad. 1 September 2010, 6:00 pm

    Yeah…but what fun would that be?  Heh.